April 15: Screening of Three Missing Pages

Current Master of Journalism student, Richard Schuster, is screening his award winning documentary Three Missing Pages on Friday, 15 April.

Three Missing Pages

The film:
Three Missing Pages is an untold love story set during the harrowing period of European history that was the Second World War. At the age of 86, Vera sets out to find the last chapter of her tragic love story. She met Albert in the winter of 1937. It was love at first sight, but soon the Second World War swept across Europe. This emotional documentary follows Vera as she searches for three missing pages from a 60-year-old book that might hold the answers to questions she has kept for 60 years.

The filmmaker:
Richard Schuster is a broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker with seven years’ experience working as a reporter and news anchor at the leading TV news programme in his native Hungary. He has reported from a variety of places, including Afghanistan and Kosovo. The documentary, Three Missing Pages earned him Hungary’s Documentary of the Year Award (2009) and also an award at the 39th Hungarian Film Festival. In 2009, he also received the Prima Junior Award for journalistic performance. He is currently studying a Master of Journalism at the JMSC.

“Finding the main character with her story was luck that I think only happens once in a lifetime,” said Schuster. “I went to watch a film that my good friend, Adam Fillenz, a cinematographer, had filmed. Adam’s grandmother, a beautiful elderly lady, walked into the movie theatre. I remember how she walked down the stairs and sat down; there was something about her. A few weeks later, I asked Adam, ‘Does your grandma have a good story to tell?’ That story is the film.”

“From the beginning to the end of the shooting she doubted that her story was worth telling,” he continued. “I remember her saying, ‘It will not make a difference.’ It was only at the premiere, when she saw all those people applauding her, that she pulled me closer and whispered, ‘It did make a difference’.”

Date: Friday, 15 April, 2011
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: T5, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong